Agreements signed with Libya
A Memorandum of Understanding outlining ways of cooperation was signed this evening between the Ministry of Education and Employment and the Libya's Ministry of Labour and Capacity Building.
The memorandum is the result of various ongoing meetings between the two parties that have been taking place since January. It continues to strengthen the friendship between the two nations and consolidates the relationship of collaboration between the two ministries.
Two agreements between the respective ministries and MCAST and the Libyan Higher Vocational Institute in Ta' Giorni were also signed today.
Education Minister Dolores Cristina said the Maltese government was proud to assist Libyans to achieve higher levels of training, especially in the vocational and technical areas.
The two agreements will help Libyan students to be trained in vocational subjects, particularly in electronic engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, welding and ICT.
A group of 100 students will receive tuition for six months at the Libyan Higher Vocational Institute in Ta' Giorni while another group of 50 students will start their studies at MCAST.
Both groups will also be taught English language.
The minister said her ministry was looking forward to further discussions with the Libyan authorities on other initiatives of collaboration.
These include the teaching of English, in Malta, to more Libyan students and the strengthening of the collaboration between the Libyan Higher Vocational Institute and other Maltese educational institutions.
There are plans to commence new initiatives of collaboration between the Employment and Training Corporation and the Ministry of Labour and Capacity Building.